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I am trying to write a windows program without using MFC but I am having trouble understanding how to use the OCX controls, specifically the ms access calendar control. I am using VC++ 4.0 on win 950b.  I have used this control many times with MFC, clazzwizard automatically created the implementation files.  I don't want to use MFC because I am trying to create a small executable.(as a matter of fact I did use MFC at first and was dissatified with the size of the files needed for installation)
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That's not trivial. You have to write an ActiveX Control Container in order to use it. Look into the Platform SDK (or formerly ActiveX SDK) documentation about ActiveX Control Containers. I don't think it is worth doing so if you just want a smaller code. The size won't be reduced significantly.


"ActiveX Control Containers

The purpose of this topic is to provide guidelines for implementing containers that will interoperate well with other controls and containers. This document defines the minimum set of interfaces, methods, and features that are required of ActiveX™ containers to accomplish seamless and useful interoperability.

Overview
ActiveX Control Containers
General Guidelines
Related Topics"
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I realize its not a trivial task, thats why I am asking 4 help.  And not just for this program but for pragramming windows in general.  I don't want to use MFC.  I don't like it and would prefer to just write windows programs in C++.  Unfortunately MS doesn't document well how to do certain task outside of MFC.

IF you can give me a fairly detailed outline of the steps I need to take to use a ocx control in a c++ program and any gotchas to watch out for I will give you the points.  Or even if you can point me at a single program somewhere out on the web that does it.  Closest I have found are programs that use OLE to connect/control  other running programs, but nothing that embeds a control in a program.
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Besides the documentation I mentioned, here is an article

The Makings Of An OCX Container
http://users.neca.com/vmis/final1.htm

Although it uses MFC framework to build the program, it does implement the interfaces without using the readymade MFC ActiveX Control container.

Hope it helps.
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I believe this is just what I was looking for, havn't had a chance to read completely through it but so far it seems to be heading in the same direction I am.

Thanks
Dragon
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